Luxury spirits value to double by 2020
The value of the global luxury spirits market will have nearly doubled between 2010 and 2020, new figures have revealed.
NZ retains highest bottle price in UK
New Zealand is still the leading country by average bottle price in the UK and continues to perform well in the ‘super-premium’ price segment.
The fifth Champagne Masters highlighted a distinct upturn in quality in the wines of the 10 biggest brands. Here, we reveal the full results of the competition.
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The nephew and protégé of legendary Vosne-Romanée winemaker Henri Jayer, Emmanuel Rouget has developed a reputation almost on a par with that of his illustrious uncle.
Slovenia’s biggest winemaker is building a reputation on the international stage despite being from “a country that no one knows, with regions no one knows and brands no one knows”, says its managing director.
Take the first growths out of the equation and Bordeaux hasn’t actually suffered too badly in recent years.
British pubs carry one of the heaviest tax burdens in the country, with each one paying an average of £140,000 in tax every year, according to a new report.
The four best pubs in the UK according to judges from the Campaign for Real Ale have been revealed, from which the Pub of the Year will be chosen in February.
Guinness has announced the launch of a new visitor experience at its St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, giving the public access to its experimental brewery for the first time.
New British legislation to end alcohol tax fraud could lead to an explosion of underground bootleggers, job losses in the industry and even deaths, according to legal experts.
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Spain’s fine wines have never exactly wowed on the secondary market but beneath the lack of standout headlines their performance is far from woeful.
Michael Jessen, formerly of Wally’s Auctions, has joined Hong Kong-based Burgundy specialist, Pearl of Burgundy.
Sotheby’s is set to offer a bottle of 1903 Lafite as part of its next London sale this December.
Chicago-based fine wine auctioneer, Hart Davis Hart, has said it will host the “largest wine auction of 2015” next month.
Independent wine merchant Roberson has culled all of the big name Champagnes from its website in order to focus solely on grower Champagnes.
A flurry of new releases has seen Champagne put in a strong performance on Liv-ex this year, buoyed by the likes of Dom Pérignon, Pol Roger and Cristal.
England’s top sparkling wines are more similar in character and style to grower Champagnes than Grandes Marques according to one UK producer.
UK retailer Tesco has relaunched its sub-£10 Champagne offer in time for the Christmas season, with Louis Delaunay Brut on offer for £9 per bottle.
Wally’s November auction saw “unprecedented” bidding, according to its vice president, with an array for Champagnes sourced directly from the houses helping to realise sales of US$1.9m.
Keeping your supply chain under control is vital for happy employees, satisfied customers and profitability, writes Crispin Mair of Crimson & Co.
Long-focused on expressing Rioja Alavesa’s diverse vineyard sites, Araex is now busy expanding its vision.
From modest beginnings in Rioja Alavesa, one man’s vision has taken him across the major wine regions of Spain, preserving and promoting their individuality while tackling the fragmentation that has hampered the country’s potential
The modern wine trader is undoubtedly a demanding beast. Not only do they want to keep costs down, but they want more visibility, increased flexibility of supply, as well as faster access to information.